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Penticton is named for an Okanagan native word meaning “place where water passes beyond” for the steady flow of the Okanagan River out of Okanagan Lake.


Location:  Penticton is located in the south central part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Yale Judicial District


Courthouse – Penticton


Location:  100 Main Street / Lakeshore Drive

Built:  1948 – 1949

Style:  Art Deco / Modern

Architect:  Henry Whittaker, Chief Architect, Department of Public Works

Contractor:  Dawson and Hall Limited of Vancouver


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the south side of Veterans Memorial Park in the centre of Penticton. The northwest corner has a semi-circular front with entrance framed with black coloured stone on the first story and large glass window on the second story. Along the north and west sides are vertical windows with central panels. The roof line is flat. The courtrooms are located on the first and second stories. The building houses the Supreme Court and the Provincial Court.


See:  The architect, Henry Whittaker, also designed courthouses in Courtenay, Merritt, Nicola, Powell River, Prince RupertSalmon Arm and Smithers.


See:  The contractor, Dawson and Hall Limited of Vancouver also constructed the courthouse in Courtenay.


Yale Judicial District Courthouses: 


KamloopsKelowna, Merritt, NicolaOliver, Princeton, RevelstokeSalmon Arm and Vernon




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Photos taken 2016 and 2019